The Anthropocene Chronicles
This is a multi-media programme that encompasses several projects. These are:
Creating two novellas written by a collection of writers, including Saranne Bensusan, Fiona Leitch, Carmen Radtke, Emma Pullar, Nick Jackson, Rachel Howard and Lawrence Mallinson. The first one will be on sale in August and the second one will be on sale in October. There will be eight stories in total, comprising of individual accounts of the lives of people living in a high-tech dystopian future where their actions are strictly controlled and monitored with almost no freedoms.
The next stage is to publish a graphic novel of all eight stories, and then next year to make the first short story ‘Scheduled’ into a short film starring actress Stine Olsen, and directed by Saranne Bensusan. This will hopefully build the audience needed for us then to make a feature film.
Here are the biographies of the writers creating this world:
Nick Jackson is the author of the short stories “A Tale in the Twist”, “Left Behind” and “Devil in the Detail”. His work recently appeared in the Amazon best-selling anthologies “Dark Minds” (Bloodhound Books) and “Twisted’s Evil Little Sister” (Create50). He lives in Leeds where he occasionally blogs, frequently procrastinates, sometimes repeats himself and frequently procrastinates.
Carmen Radtke is a former journalist who has been lured over to the fictional side.
She writes novels, short stories and screenplays in different genres.
Her debut novel, The Case Of The Missing Bride, will be published by Bloodhound Books in autumn 2017.
She also writes features and TV scripts.
Rachael lives in the Lake District and this inspires her writing. She loves the dark and dangerous reality of the area rather than the chocolate box illusion. Her style is mostly surreal with a dash of humour. She’s had stories published; radio plays broadcast at the BBC; stage script in hand readings and has a film script in post production. Find her at www.rachaelhoward.co.uk
I am a writer/director and producer and have worked in film as a hobby since 2009, and professionally since 2014. I have produced 10 shorts and three features. I have also directed 6 shorts, 2 features and co-directed a documentary. I am an experienced editor too and have worked on 16 films in post production. Since 2015 I have had 11 festival award wins and a further 8 nominations.
My Imdb page is: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3111493/
Find me on Twitter @sarannebensusan
Fiona Leitch is a screenwriter with a chequered past. She’s written for football and motoring magazines, DJ’ed at illegal raves and appeared in terrible low budget TV commercials. She enjoys scaring her cats by trying out dialogue on them and writing funny, flawed but awesome female characters. Her dramedy ‘Lost in Berlin’ was a finalist in New York’s Athena IRIS Screenwriting Lab 2017 and a semi-finalist in the Finishline Script Contest. She’s also made the finals of two BBC Writersroom initiatives as well as Twisted50.
In June 2017 Lawrence joined the writing team for a series of short stories titled The Anthropocene Chronicles, the first part of which is Scheduled, written by Saranne Bensusan, which will be produced by Lawrence Mallinson.
Emma Pullar is a writer and book reviewer. Her picture book, Curly from Shirley, went to number four on the bestseller list and was named ‘best opening lines’ by NZ Post. As well as picture books, Emma writes online articles and speculative fiction. Her short horror story, London’s Crawling, which was published in the Dark Minds charity anthology, was a finalist for Twisted50 and shortlisted for the SJV Award. Emma’s debut novel will be published by Bloodhound books in autumn 2017. www.emmapullar.com